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The Byzantine Processional Cross from Župa Dubrovačka

Author(s): Vinicije B. Lupis, Ljubomir Milanović
Subject(s): History of Church(es), Social history, 6th to 12th Centuries, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: cross; procession; Žakula; Archistrategos; St. Michael; Chonae; St. George; Župa dubrovačka

Summary/Abstract: A Byzantine processional cross is preserved in the church of St. Nicholas in Žakula in Župa dubrovačka. Past research has dated the cross between the 6th and 10th centuries. This artifact was found at the archeological site of St. George’s church, which was most likely con structed between the 10th–12th centuries. The cross is of a tear-shaped type and bears inscrip tions that invoke the name of Archistrategos Michael and refer to his Miracle at Chonae. This paper aims to give a new, more precise date for the cross, as well as determining its possible origin and function.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 55
  • Page Range: 107-126
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian